Rocket attacks to boost fruit prices

Fruit prices are expected to rise within a couple of days as Katyusha rocket attacks from Lebanon bring a near complete halt to the harvest in the Galilee, which was at its peak, Israel Fruit Growers Association Director-General Giora Sela said Sunday.

By DANIEL KENNEMER
July 18, 2006 07:03

 
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Fruit prices are expected to rise within a couple of days as Katyusha rocket attacks from Lebanon bring a near complete halt to the harvest in the Galilee, which was at its peak, Israel Fruit Growers Association Director-General Giora Sela said Sunday. Workers from the local population were no longer manning shifts at packing facilities, and the Thai government told its citizens to avoid going to work in the fields, Sela said. Harvests of mangoes, peaches, nectarines, plums, grapes, pears, lychees and apples are among the fruits affected. Although the bulk of the fruit is destined for the domestic market, exports would also suffer, Sela said, adding that farmers plan to request compensation from the government.

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